Avon and Somerset Police
Black and ethnic minority people more likely to face cannabis prosecution in Bristol, data shows
‘No excuse’ for ethnic disparities say police, as overall prosecutions for Class B drug rise despite local diversion programme
Ex-undercover cop secretly ran business with man connected to gangsters
The ex-undercover cop hid the fact he was running a second-hand car dealership with a man who had “very dangerous” known associates in organised crime. He denied the allegations against him and claimed senior members of Avon and Somerset Police tried to discredit him.
Part three: A Somerset cider baron’s stolen art collection, heroin from Pakistan, two collapsed cases and a rinsed taxpayer
The tale of how stolen art belonging to a cider baron and former MP was recovered by a man acquitted of the murder of Daniel Morgan.
Part two: The troubled cop bent on solving the UK’s longest running murder case, and a key player in the phone hacking scandal
An art heist in Somerset, the UK’s longest running murder case, and the phone hacking scandal - three sensational stories weave into one.
Part one: The axe murder suspect, Somerset Tory cider baron and botched art heist police probe
Dark Arts is a tale of private investigators, corruption, political pressure, Pakistani heroin and a mansion in the Somerset hills.
Relative of Bristol Brink's-Mat gangster jailed as part of organised crime ring
10 men including John 'Goldfinger' Palmer's son-in-law jailed for roles in extortion, drug dealing and blackmail gang.
Exclusive: Former coppers, including undercover, exposed in police data blunder
While police are fighting to protect the identities of officers during the ‘spycops’ public inquiry into undercover policing, an Avon and Somerset Police Facebook group has exposed the identities of former officers, including covert police.
National report slams police ‘digital stop and search’ following Cable investigation
Following a Bristol Cable investigation in 2017, charity Privacy International have today published a new report on the technology UK police forces are secretly using to download all the content and data from people’s phones.
Racial bias growing in stop and search
While Avon and Somerset police have reduced the total number of stop an searches, the proportion of black people compared to white people increases. Photo:...
Police remove documents following Cable investigation
But they’ve been downloaded here… “The longer the policy of denial of existence of these capabilities go on, the worse it is for police, citizens,...
Revealed: Bristol’s police and mass mobile phone surveillance
Evidence points to Avon and Somerset Constabulary and five other forces having bought devices that can spy on thousands of phones at a time...